Along with all the dead pigs floating in Chinese water ways, landfill garbage is now entering China’s waterways. Or rather, it’s just now entering the news and people’s conscious. The article discusses one dump, but we all know there are thousands more out there, polluting waterways and farmland used by hundreds of millions of people.
There are two choices, let this garbage continue to pollute and kill…. or clean it up. If we want to clean it up we have two choices, spend millions of dollars to transfer the waste into properly lined and managed landfills (which cost millions of dollars, will fill up soon, and will eventually leak)…… or…. make millions of dollars reforming that waste into energy while recovering all the metal and mineral resources. Which will it be?